I am a family lawyer, committed to resolving issues in a forward-thinking, collaborative and family-focused way. I am a senior lawyer in the family team at Michelmores, and I work predominantly from the Bristol office, although my clients are based across the UK and abroad.
My experience covers a broad range of family issues, from sorting out arrangements for children, to divorce, complicated financial arrangements on separation, family problems experienced by same-sex couples and advice for cohabiting couples.
I am a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Complex Financial Remedies and Children Law and am listed in Chambers & Partners 2020 as an “Associate to Watch”.
I was shortlisted for Associate Solicitor of the Year at the Family Law Awards 2018.
An active member of Resolution, I am an elected member of the National Committee and I was Chair of the National YRes Committee until August 2018 (YRes being network of Resolution members in the first decade of their career). I was also a council member for Bristol Law Society until August 2018.
I recently featured in the Law Society Gazette’s “My Legal Life” – my interview can be found here.
In my spare time, I have supervised students providing pro bono legal advice through the Family Email Advice Line (FEAL), set up by the University of Law and Citizens Advice Bureau. Previously, I ran a careers-related mentoring scheme for local secondary school pupils.
I am also a founding member and organiser of Bristol Professional Women’s Network.
I live in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, with my partner, daughter, stepson and our black Labrador. I am a rugby and cricket fan and enjoy foreign travel and volunteering. In my downtime, I swim and practice yoga.
I am fluent in Spanish. Between 2009 and 2010, I worked at Pisco Sin Fronteras, a Peruvian NGO, as volunteer and site assessment co-ordinator, and lay a mean concrete floor. These days, I’m limited to taking two week trips, but have recently been to Cuba, Kenya, Borneo and Bali. I’m a keen (but very amateur) photographer and love to write.
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